Arthur Lupia, professor of political science, says President Trump and other Republican insurgents have been better at mobilizing their troops than the party's establishment wing: "Some mass media outlets, and significant social media players, produce a steady stream of polarizing content that keeps members of the group hypervigilant towards real and imagined threats from globalists, foreigners and the American left."
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Jiun Bang, postdoctoral research fellow at the Nam Center for Korean Studies, was interviewed about Thursday's meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the first summit between the two countries in more than a decade.
"There does seem to be an increase in Muslim Americans running for office. The Trump presidency has been a catalyst of sorts for Muslims — and other communities — to be more politically active," said Evelyn Alsultany, associate professor of American culture and director of the Arab and Muslim American Studies Program.
Angela Beck, clinical assistant professor of health behavior and health education, and director of the Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center, was quoted in an article about the salary of the new head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who is making nearly twice the annual compensation of his predecessor.
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"Why is it not in galaxies — or is it there, but we are just not seeing it? If it's not there, where is it? It is important we solve this puzzle, as it is one of the most uncertain parts of our models of both the early universe and of how galaxies form," said Jiangtao Li, assistant research scientist in astronomy, who along with Joel Bregman, professor of astronomy, just finished another search for the universe's missing matter.
Yihe Huang, assistant professor of earth and environmental sciences, discussed the recent earthquake felt by residents in southeast Michigan.
"We should be skeptical of the training's ability to transform, in any meaningful way, white workers' biases toward black customers," said Hakeem Jefferson, doctoral student in political science, regarding Starbucks' plans to conduct companywide racial bias training two African-American men were arrested recently while waiting for a business partner at a Philadelphia Starbucks.
Brendan Haug, assistant professor of classical studies and archivist of the Papyrology Collection, and Monica Tsuneishi, manager of the Papyrology Collection, were interviewed about the largest collection of ancient papyri in North America housed at the U-M Library.
"There's a whole generation of people who grew up watching animated musicals, and it kind of cultivated an audience for that. There's more of a tolerance for fantasy today," said Andy Kirshner, associate professor of performing arts technology, and art and design, on the resurgence of Hollywood musicals.
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"Normally I think 23andMe does a really nice job visually representing genetic risks, but this model brings up some real interpretation concerns," said Kayte Spector-Bagdady, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology, on the consumer genetic testing company's new health hub, where customers can share information about how they manage 18 common health conditions.